Friday, June 27, 2008

A Little Bedtime Story

Any guesses as to what this is?

Well, after a 20 minute interrogation we were all enlightened. It's applesauce shoved in a hole that was carved out of the drywall in my son's closet!

I just don't know why my boys do some of the things they do!!! How on earth did that ever seem like a good idea to them?

We discovered this little beauty the other night while getting the boys ready for bed.

Me: "What the heck is this?!"

NIck(7 yrs old): "I don't know. Sammy probably did it."

Me: "Really. Hey Sammy, what's this all over the wall in here?"

Sammy (3 yrs. old) comes in and inspects the applesauce filled hole.

Sammy: " must be yellow in there."

Me: "Thanks Bud. You're so helpful."

Nick: "I saw Sammy put that in there.....yesterday."

Me: "Really, cause he doesn't seem to know anything about it."

Fast forward several minutes later,

Nick: "O.k. I did do it. But I didn't want to tell you and Daddy because I didn't want to get in trouble."

Me: "Uh-huh....good plan. But what do you think is gonna happen to you now? You know, you really shouldn't tell lies. Have you ever heard the story of the boy who cried wolf?

Nick: "No."

Me: "Oh, well, then I guess I'll have to tell you that one.

There once was a little boy just about your age. He thought it was fun to lie about things.

One day the little boy was out in his yard and he started yelling 'Help! Help! Wolf, wolf!' Everybody dropped what they were doing and ran out into the yard to help the little boy, but when they got there, he just stood there laughing saying 'ha ha! I was only joking! There's no wolf!; So everyone went back inside.

The next day the little boy was out in his yard and he started to yell 'Help! Please come quick! There's a wolf!' Again everybody came running out to help the boy. And again they found him laughing because there was no wolf this time either. Again, they all went back inside.

The third day the little boy was outside playing and and he turned around to see a big scary wolf right there in his yard! The little boy yelled, 'Help! Help! There's a wolf! Help!' Everyone inside heard him yelling again but this time they didn't come outside. They all thought 'Oh, he's probably just lying again. I'm not falling for it this time.'

And do you know what happened to the boy?"

Nick (with eyes as big as saucers): "What?"

Me: "The wolf ate him!"

Nick: "But I don't want a wolf to eat me!"

We spent the next few minutes assuring Nick that he was not going to be eaten by a wolf. So basically, that little lesson on lying went really well. But hey, it did make for a pretty funny story. ;0)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

June Faithbooking project

The theme for June's faithbooking class was taken from Matthew 5:8 "Blessed are the pure in heart. For they shall see God."

The title reads: "Precious in HIS sight and so precious to me!" I thought these pics of Bean discovering all the fun things outside in our backyard were just perfect for these pages! It so much fun to watch little ones as they discover the world around them.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Visiting the Nina

Last Friday we took a fieldtrip out to Lake Union in Seattle to tour a replica of Christopher Columbus' ship, the Nina. I was amazed at how tiny the ship was! The kids had fun looking around and I had panic attacks the entire time we were anywhere near the water. My kids just don't seem to be afraid of ANYTHING lately and Nick made it a point to let me know at several points during the tour, that "that water doesn't look very deep". Note to self: sign kids up for swimming lessons.

Here are some of my favorite pics from the tour:

The Nina

Taylor's thrilled to be here!

Sammy checking out the water to see if it is in fact "not very deep"

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Thank you Coach!

Nick just finished out his 2008 little league season last week. He's not too sure that he'll play again next year because he says "I never get any home-runs!" Maybe a little off season practice with Dad will change his mind :0)

As a thank you to his coach I made a one-page, framed scrapbook layout with a couple cute pics of the team. We gave it to her at the team's trophy party and she LOVED it! It almost brought her to tears! It was awesome!

The design is my take on the layout pictured on page 13 of the CTMH Summer 2008 idea book. I even hand stitched the red on the baseball!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Sammy's first S'more

With Sammy having allergies to so many foods it's often a challenge to find any fun "kid food" that he can have for a special treat. He LOVED graham crackers as a little toddler and he really misses not being able to eat them with the rest of the kids. So I made it my goal today to make him his own wheat free graham crackers!

I used a rice/almond flour mix to make the dough and then rolled it out and cut it with a cookie cutter, making little Sam his very own round graham crackers! He loves them and was soooo excited!

We realized that he'd never had a s'more before and so you know we just had to hook our little guy up with a real treat tonight! With the homemade graham crackers, a soy-free chocolate bar from Trader Joes and a fluffy marshmallow, Sammy was able to enjoy his very first s'more!